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Tips when renting with Hertz:

Hertz #1 Club Gold Plus Rewards Program
The Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® program is free and very beneficial. You can enroll Here

 A) After your first Hertz Gold Rental you do not need to go to the counter again (At locations that participate in Hertz Gold Service).
They will have your receipt preprinted (and waiting for you in the car at many airports), so you can just drive out!

 B) For every dollar you spend they credit you points on the base rate of the rental and sometimes they even have double or triple point promotions.
These points can be redeemed for free rental days starting at 550 points for a weekend day or 2750 for a week.

C) Earn Elite Status quickly. You'll reach Hertz Five Star after just 7 rentals which will get you a complimentary 1 car class upgrade if available.
At 20 Rentals you'll reach Hertz Presidents Circle with a guaranteed complimentary upgrade. Upgrades are to a maximum of a premium.
There are many other benefits. check them out Here.

 AAA gives up to 1000 hertz points as a signup bonus or you can signup here for a 500 point signup bonus.

CDP
A CDP is a corporate account number but is not limited to private companies as many sales are tied with designated CDPs.
To find  cheap rates try different CDP corporate numbers many can be found in this thread or in the Car Rental Corporate Code Roundup thread.
Most CDPs do not waive underage fees with the exception of USAA (77694) but may be subject to proof of membership, and the Yeshiva Group (2046380) both waive the fee down to 18 y/o and have very good rates. AAA may also waive underage fees if the renter is above 20 years old.

Other great codes are:

Yeshiva: 2129719 Waives underage 18-19

Amex Travel Services: 1022855

AAdvatange: 217692

LAMC 3 marketing: 1906870

Yeshiva Student Association: 1876837

Chabad: 1908469

CBS Travel :  1976539

AAA: There are multiple 212 and 240 are examples or you can just type in AAA in cdp and it will come up

Car & Driver: 1757580


There are many more but we haven't found them to be cheaper then these.


To get your own CDP
You can sign up HERE if you are a sole proprietor or business owner with fewer than 100 employees.
You'll get 5 bonus credits for enrolling, an additional 5 credits for enrolling online, plus double credit for all your qualified rentals during the first 90 days after you enroll.
Every 15 credits you earn 1 free rental, and you can get a discount of up to 25% off on every rental worldwide.
After you join, you'll receive an e-mail within 2 business days to with your company's Corporate Discount Program (CDP) number and all the details of the program. Link.


CV Codes

CV codes are ConVention codes and go in the "Convention Number (CV):" box.
"CV" codes are hit or miss they can give amazing rates better then any CDP or PC or they can leave the rate the same, and they also work in conjunction with any CDP and PC code.
It doesn't hurt to add it to a reservation and can pull up flat rates of $30 a day for a premium car.
This works especially well in places that are expensive and often lowers the price substantially especially in major cities like NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
Meeting rates generally include unlimited mileage. CV weekend rates start at 12pm thursday through 12pm sunday. Friday pick ups, require a minimum 2 day rental. Extra day rate for weekly rentals is 1/5th of the weekly rate.

PC Codes
   
PC codes are Promotional Coupons which vary from time to time and from rental to rental check HERE for a well kept list of the current valid codes and here for an alternate list (looks like the alternate list hasn't been updated for a while - most pc's are expired).

Other Useful Tips
Play with the dates and times:There are different rates for different times (high season - low season) so if you are flexible it may pay to check days before and after pick up. Generally weekends are cheaper than weekdays so if you pick up on a weekend it can lower your rate substantially just remember weekends start at 12pm on Thursday. Additionally sometimes an extra day on a weekly rate can be much more than the rate per day with the daily rate, try making the reservation only for the week and then extending it either at pick up or even during the rental.

Local Editions: Airport rentals are generally more expensive than Local Editions as there is airport fees and taxes. So look around ideally for Hertz locations in or at airport hotels that are accessible via the airport shuttle.


One way rentals:
When you are looking for a one way rental, every country and every corporate number will give a different price, usually its 1 of the following 3, either it will cost per mile or it will be unlimited miles with a drop fee or unlimited miles with no drop fee.
Look out it happens  sometimes the car you select they will charge $0.25 per mile while the next car class over will be unlimited miles with no drop fee, when it comes to one ways always look at all the car classes, I have seen many times a midsize SUV to be cheaper then a full size car.
Another thing to note is that certain locations in the same city will have a drop fee while others will not, for example to rent one way to NY, if you return to lynbrook NY there will always be a drop fee while if you return to brooklyn there is no drop fee and JFK will have a drop fee sometimes depending which country you use, sometimes it might be worth searching other pick up and other drop off locations nearby to get a totally different rate in a one way rental.

Underage
Many Hertz CDP's waive the underage fee in the usa - for example the Yeshiva association and USAA. Some countries do not waive underage.
UK 18-21 can not rent. 21-25 30GBP underage fee - no CDP's seem to waive atm.

Hertz Rate Matching
For most of the corporate locations in Europe, the UK and Australia it is sometimes possible to get Hertz to match their competitor's price so you can continue to earn points and status and enjoy their service.
Speak to your local Travel Agent.
Competitors Hertz will match.
Europe: Auto Europe, Avis, Enterprise, EuropCar, Kemwel, and Sixt
Australia and New Zealand: All

Get a status match real quick by messaging them on Twitter



Still not happy with your rates? Try posting here!




After you have rented please share you experience with others in the What did you reserve? What did you get? thread.


Coupon Spreadsheet http://bit.ly/hertzsavings
Alternate sheet Updated quite often: http://bit.ly/HertzDDF
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« Reply #3945 on: January 18, 2015, 12:28:06 PM »
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« Reply #3946 on: January 18, 2015, 06:41:14 PM »
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« Reply #3947 on: January 19, 2015, 01:51:53 AM »
Can I just take my car from the local, and switch it in the airport?
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« Reply #3948 on: January 19, 2015, 02:40:49 AM »

Can I just take my car from the local, and switch it in the airport?
They will very probably charge you a fee to do that
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« Reply #3949 on: January 19, 2015, 04:21:16 AM »
Can I just take my car from the local, and switch it in the airport?
Usually. Do you have a specific reason why you want to such it other than wanting a nicer car?

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« Reply #3950 on: January 19, 2015, 09:12:04 AM »

Can I just take my car from the local, and switch it in the airport?
I've done it many times with no problems at all.

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« Reply #3951 on: January 19, 2015, 09:44:31 AM »
Usually. Do you have a specific reason why you want to such it other than wanting a nicer car?
other than the fact that I'm presidential and I didn't get an upgrade...
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« Reply #3952 on: January 19, 2015, 09:45:01 AM »
I've done it many times with no problems at all.
no reason?
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« Reply #3953 on: January 19, 2015, 10:02:50 AM »

no reason?
just didn't like the car.

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« Reply #3954 on: January 19, 2015, 01:31:25 PM »
They will very probably charge you a fee to do that
YMMV
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« Reply #3955 on: January 19, 2015, 02:04:36 PM »
YMMV
I misread the question, you shouldn't have issues exchanging a car at the airport.
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« Reply #3956 on: January 19, 2015, 02:07:04 PM »
I misread the question, you shouldn't have issues exchanging a car at the airport.
Me too, just exchanging wont be a problem, returning to an airport from an hle YMMV for the drop fee.
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« Reply #3957 on: January 19, 2015, 02:13:23 PM »
Me too, just exchanging wont be a problem, returning to an airport from an hle YMMV for the drop fee.
If both in N.Y. then usually not a problem

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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3958 on: January 19, 2015, 03:24:00 PM »
Cant put in a complaint to corporate headquarters?

When i was in yeshiva i had a lot of success with this. We had some HLE shmucks who would pick us up 45+ min late from 5-7 min drive down the road. (25min walk).
I googled all the top Hertz execs emails and emailed them all (copy paste), and ended up getting a call from the regional manager of NY and NJ's HLE locations. After explaining her the situation, and pointing out that the more frequent we rented the more comfortable they became and the worse treatment we received in return for our loyalty, as compared to for example enterprise etc.
She made a call to the location, specifically mentioning my name.
From then on, i always got picked up on time, received upgrades to premium cars, from full size. (not just YF special full size) (i specifically complained about that shtick) and while they hated me behind my back  - to my face i got fake smiles, my premium upgrades and curt service. exactly the way its supposed to be. (after 3 months got some attitude from one lady there - called the regional manager again, and till the last day of yeshiva never had another issue)

i remember a platinum guy came to pickup a full size just as my premium (hyundai genesis) was pulling up to the curb (they would bring the car up for me from the parking lot) and he didn't know it was for me (i already had the contract) and he asked them for it - they responded they had a toyota camry for him. (he reserved a full and got a YF) they told him "your car has leather seats and sirius XM"... lol..
The moral = sometimes nice guys get screwed.

As a platinum member now - if i don't like a car i can pretty much get any car in the lot. Usually though, they ensure i am happy in the first place.
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Re: Hertz Master Thread
« Reply #3959 on: January 19, 2015, 03:26:18 PM »

If both in N.Y. then usually not a problem
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If they are both in the same city, typically they won't charge any extra